Star Wars Celebration Panel Announcement – Beyond 1985: The Legacy of Kenner Star Wars Action Figures

We are happy to finally announce that Jake Stevens and Galaxy of Toys co-host and friend Matthew Fox will be hosting a panel on the official Star Wars Celebration Collecting Track stage next month in Anaheim, California! The announcement was made via the Star Wars Celebration Collecting Track Facebook group and the panel will take place on Saturday, May 28th, at noon! All attendees will receive an exclusive Star Tot and in the Collectors Lounge, there will most likely be more swag distributed (but more on that later). We hope to see you there! "Beyond 1985: The Legacy of Kenner Star Wars Action Figures". Join lifelong Star Wars collectors Jake Stevens and Matthew Fox as they take you on a journey into the lasting impact [...]

By |2022-04-19T09:14:53-07:00April 19th, 2022|Categories: Star Wars Celebration, Vintage|

The Empire Strikes Back Toys ‘R’ Us News Footage

On May 21st, 1980, ABC7NY's Peter Bannon filmed a segment about Star War toys on the day of the release of The Empire Strikes Back. The raw footage has just surfaced thanks to btm0815ma on YouTube. The film's footage is simply mesmerizing as it depicts the now-all-but-extinct Toys 'R' Us in its prime. From teeming shelves to open product displayed above and around the store, gave the retailer a feel of being a true toy store and not a cookie-cutter corporation which it would become. This film also draws significance in regards to the toy shelves of the 2020s which are notably characterized by empty pegs and shelf space. This video is a joy to watch [...]

By |2021-02-20T22:01:10-08:00February 20th, 2021|Categories: The Empire Strikes Back, Vintage|Tags: |

New Kenner Cameo – Star Wars: Squadrons

On November 25th, the popular video game Star Wars: Squadrons released new vehicle paint jobs that are "inspired by the classic Kenner Products toys". The skins now available for players include the classic Kenner TIE Fighter wing stickers designs. These designs and colorings can be applied to each of the TIEs available in the game. A big thanks to Sam Forbes for the images and info! For more Kenner Cameos make sure to check out the database here and as always if you have new additions not presented, reach out to us at or on any of our socials.

By |2020-12-17T06:33:15-08:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: Kenner Cameo, Vintage|Tags: |

Galaxy of Toys Podcast #91: Vintage Kenner Droids with Gus Lopez

Are you a fan of the vintage Kenner Droids line from 1985! Well for the five of you, this past week's episode of the Galaxy of Toys Podcast was made for you! Join host Jason Luttrull and co-hosts Matt Fox (This Week in Star Wars), Ryan Beise (MrByZ Reviews), Chris Moorehead, and Jake Stevens (From4-LOMtoZuckuss) as the discuss the figures they didn't have with their good friend and Kenner Droids specialist Gus Lopez! On this episode we give a Mando Monday update as well as talk about Kenner's Vintage Droids action figures and vehicles.  We are joined by famed Star Wars author and collector Gus Lopez. Please send questions and comments to

By |2020-11-09T21:44:44-08:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: Droids, Vintage|Tags: |

Old Navy’s Latest Vintage Kenner Tees

Old Navy has just released their follow-up to this Summer's Kenner Imperial tee and it is a new tee that of the heroes of A New Hope. This second shirt to feature vintage action figures from the mall retailer has been found both in brick and mortar stores and online. These tees feature the same Kenner figure images that are a part of LFL/Disney's current style guide. The links to order a tee of your own can be found in the links below. A big thanks to our Canadian Correspondent Paul Van Dyk for the heads-up! Star Wars™ Vintage Toys Graphic Unisex Tee Star Wars™ Darth Vader & Stormtroopers Gender-Neutral Tee for Men & Women

By |2020-09-09T22:14:11-07:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: Vintage|Tags: |

More Star Wars Action Figure Appearances from Dan!

One thing we love, is finding Star Wars action figures pop-up in media and so when we are looking for new appearances we look to our resident expert Dan Geister. Dan has the sharpest eye for finding figure cameos and since we have been on quarantine there have been a lot of discoveries due to our new normal of watching an abundance of new and old media. So let's begin our update to our Lights! Camera! Action (Figures)! database with an update to a pre-existing entry! Dan sent along this update for a sequel to one of the few horror films in the database. 1987 – Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 The 1985 film Joey, which was released in North America under the name [...]

By |2020-04-25T18:31:42-07:00April 25th, 2020|Categories: 12" Figures, Kenner Cameo, The Force Awakens, Vintage|

A Legend Retires, So What Now?

Yesterday, Hasbro sent news of some changes they are making to their Star Wars brand team. Legendary designer Mark Boudreaux who started his four-decade run making Star Wars toys at Kenner for the release of Star Wars will be retiring. After 43 fantastic years creating some of the most iconic Star Wars toys and vehicles Mark Boudreaux will be retiring. His work has had a tangible impact on the Star Wars universe and been formative in creating the Hasbro Star Wars brand we know today. ·         Chris Reiff will be joining the Hasbro Star Wars design team as an Associate Principal Designer. With experience in the industry and extensive knowledge of the Star Wars galaxy, including working professionally on Star Wars for 25 years, Hasbro is thrilled to have someone of Chris’ caliber join the team. [...]

By |2020-03-20T06:26:35-07:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: The Vintage Collection, Vintage|Tags: |

Our Favorite New Action Figure Resource

A few months ago we discovered a new wonderful visual resource for tracking action figures, weapons, vehicles and playsets in a simple image. The social media-based Action Figure Checklists creates visual checklists for action figure toylines that are extremely helpful for those wanting to make sure their collection or figure is complete. The collector and creator of Action Figure Checklists is William Stonum who came up with the concept as a way to track his own collections when toy hunting. With over 135 visual checklists currently available and more on the way, Stonum has put in a ton of work for the benefit of action figure collectors of all types. While we specialize here on Star Wars action figures, we are collectors and lovers of so [...]

By |2020-01-23T12:15:13-08:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Collecting Resource, Shadows of the Empire, The Power of the Force, Vintage|Tags: |

The Kenner Cameo in Galaxy’s Edge

As stated yesterday, we have returned from our Summer vacation from the Happiest Place on Earth: Disneyland! As one might expect our main reason for going was to immerse ourselves in the new world of Batuu! The Black Spire Outpost in Galaxy's Edge is full of an insane number of Star Wars references from all over fandom. The experience visiting the marketplace, Oga's Cantina, Hondo's Ohnaka Transport Solutions and Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities is truly magical for any fan of the Star Wars universe. But it should go without saying, one of the details found in Dok-Ondar's shop stood out to use beyond all others. Just over the shoulder of Dok himself sits a Kenner cameo going back to 1979! Blue Snaggletooth's head and trademark belt [...]

By |2019-08-15T12:54:10-07:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Galaxy's Edge, Vintage|

Final Chance to Back The Vintage Collection Archive Edition Book

We are just over a day away from the ending of the Kickstarter initiative to fund Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Archive Edition Book. The campaign has been wildly successful as it has in the last 44 days, not only funded but met nine out of ten stretch goals. It currently is less than $8,000 away from achieving its tenth, which would be a digital version of the book. Currently, backers will not only get a book chock-full of additional content due to the stretch goals being met but they will also receive a folio set of the chapter break images, a three coin set, and an updated version of Kenner's Star Wars is Forever poster (shown below) created by the original photographer Kim Simmons. [...]

By |2019-07-13T06:38:42-07:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: The Vintage Collection, The Vintage Collection 2, Vintage|Tags: , |
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